Patricia Yeung


Direct +852 2803 3748
Mobile +852 5361 1379
Fax +852 2803 3608
Email [email protected]

Jurisdictions Hong Kong
Languages English, Cantonese

Practice Areas


"She knew every aspect of my case and always explained her advice and the law clearly, showing empathy and understanding in all her interactions with me."  Client testimonial in Chambers and Partners 2024


Patricia has focused on employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, and her experience in employment matters is now widely recognised in Hong Kong.  Patricia heads up HW's employment team, which consists of two partners (including Patricia) and three associates.


Patricia regularly advises employers and senior executives on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.  Her clients include airlines, education providers, insurers and financial services providers. 


Patricia’s practice covers a wide range of work, including drafting employment contracts, handbooks and policies, terminations and advising upon the enforcement of post-termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations.  She and her team frequently advise on the employment aspects of M&A deals and business transfers.


Many of Patricia’s clients operate in the financial services sector, and she frequently negotiates exit packages in relation to high-level employees of banks, brokerages and insurance companies.  Patricia also advises upon the employment issues arising from discrimination and harassment, personal data related matters and immigration issues (including prosecutions).  She also has experience in assisting employers and employees during the conduct of internal investigations and discrimination and harassment complaints. 


Patricia has an in-depth knowledge of the Labour Tribunal, having assisted parties involved in Labour Tribunal proceedings for several years.  She has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both District and High Court actions involving substantial claims for unpaid bonuses, enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims for injunctive relief in Hong Kong, including applications for injunctive relief.  She also advises clients on licencing issues and regulatory investigations involving the SFC and the HKMA.


Professional Recognition


Patricia is consistently ranked in Legal Directories.  Examples of recent client comments: 


2024 Legal 500:  "Patricia Yeung is outstanding and intellectually astute with in-depth legal knowledge, strong analytical and advocacy skills, and exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. She never misses a beat and could always put me at ease with the right dose of calm, empathy and good humour. She has phenomenal writing skills and consistently provided well-crafted submissions with striking time-efficiency."


2022 Legal 500:  "Patricia Yeung (Partner) – exemplary knowledge of the law and application to our businesses needs.  Dedicated and easy to work with."


2021 Chambers and Partners: "a very dedicated, client-centric and commercial partner, who manages to be detail-oriented and technical, while giving clear and succinct advice." 


2021 Chambers and Partners client testimonial: "The advice we received was excellent. It was well constructed, thorough, easy to follow, and received in a timely manner." 


2021 Legal 500: "Very sensible team head Patricia Yeung is at the heart of many of the firm's financial services-related mandates, and as well as advising on employment litigation in the sector, also frequently negotiates exit packages in relation to high-level employees of banks, brokerages, and insurance companies."


Patricia has also been listed in the Labour and Employment section of Who's Who Legal.


Patricia is the author of the 'Hong Kong Employment Ordinance - An Annotated Guide', which is published by Lexis Nexis.  She also teaches on the PCLL Employment Law and Practice course at the University of Hong Kong.


2015 Howse Williams
2008 Gall Solicitors


2008 The University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
2007 Cardiff University, Master of Laws in Commercial Law
2006 BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2011 Hong Kong

Member, Law Society of Hong Kong